Find out what undergraduate study in Japanese involves.
Find out more about enrolling in a Japanese language course for the first time.
The Stage I courses you can take as part of Japanese.
The Stage II courses you can take as part of Japanese.
The Stage III courses you can take as part of Japanese.
Learn more about studying abroad with the School of Asian Studies.
Information about postgraduate programmes in Japanese.
The postgraduate courses you can take as part of Japanese.
Current Japanese students and recent graduates tell their own stories.
The subject Japanese is located within the School of Asian Studies.
Studying Japanese gives you a broad knowledge of modern Japan - its language, culture and literature.
New Zealand and Japan enjoy significant trade and cultural ties. With a background in Japanese you can acquire an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture. You can develop the skills and knowledge needed to bridge cultural gaps and work in social and business environments.
Japanese and your career
Graduates in Japanese have careers in international organisations, NGOs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other areas of government. You might also work for a multinational company or a New Zealand company in Asia, or within New Zealand's Asian communities.
Study options in Japanese
Japanese is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is taught by the School of Asian Studies.